Hornsby Shire Council [Case Study]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

At McCrindle, our forecasts identify trends. Our strategy informs decisions. Our research future-proofs organisations. The social, generational, economic and demographic trends impacting local communities create not only new challenges but great opportunities. Unprecedented change can sometimes lead to change fatigue where the response can be to become worried about change, or equally it can lead to change apathy which can create an indifference to change. However, by understanding the emerging trends, we can be more prepared for the changes and so rather than becoming defensive or blasé we can respond to the shifts, influence the trends and shape the future.

We are engaged by some of the leading brands and organisations across Australia to help them understand the ever-changing external environment in which they operate and to assist them in identifying and responding to the key trends.

It is a privilege to see our research in action in the Hornsby Shire’s bench-marking report. This report has been designed to inform community members, councillors, staff and other government agencies about local issues for Hornsby Shire residents. The results of our research can be summarised in the following top 10 trends we identified across the Hornsby Shire. 

Top 10 trends for the Hornsby Shire

  1. Growing population, increasing densification
  2. Ageing population, transitioning generations
  3. Educational attainment, professional employment
  4. Entrepreneurship for small and home-based businesses
  5. Property ownership and investment growth
  6. Stable workforce, lower unemployment
  7. Mobile lifestyle enabled though public transport and cars
  8. A home for families and the next generations
  9. A place of cultural and language diversity
  10. The lifestyle shire

Read or download the report for the latest demographic and social trends insights affecting Hornsby Shire

About McCrindle Research Solutions

For great organisations, innovation is the oxygen of success. To innovate effectively, organisations need to understand the times and track the trends. Our market and social research services not only utilise the best research tools but ensure that the findings can be implemented by incorporating the most useful research output. Check our our Research Solutions pack to see how we can assist your organisation today.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


finance google for education year 7 acf15 monarchy analysis results cartodb cooking 1980 vegemite perth university world Territory internet gold coast mythbusting litter Merry Christmas experience environment local communities twentyseventeen census results entertainment house urban living index earning infographic employers sustainable communications middle class sydney metro Christchurch organisations interactive shbc affordability tv brands click aged care puzzle students EFF family wolloomooloo bureau ashley mckenzie collaboration optus dreaming investing mobile Australian Dream DIY religion weekly earnings supply and demand social change research services Christmas lunch Kiwi presentation average aussie optus my business awards jobs of the future Valentine’s Day study leadership workshop generations Word Up group session facts keynote social impact marriages holidays property price 24 million aussie culture media huffington post language data visualisation 10 years rule keeper February 16 menai culture 2013 thought leadership house prices Engineering Manager customer demographer award winner cancelling plans social analysis quote water financial Kirsten Brewer futurist SMSF tips fears housing market sydney speaker brand experience society lalor park couple brisbane high density contiki census hobart faux-cilise greatness Real Estate Myth future of education tea fresh engagement Aussies #censusfail trades meetings travel healthy future English crows nest christmas publication work-life JOMO stats owning a home Gen Y renter of the future royal narcissism business performance wellbeing eliane miles future proofing brand government housing affordability cancel plans work mates Australians online Sydney Hills Business Chamber rental stress mccrindle in the media Financial Planning Week teleworking Social Trend growing population new office property future of work professional speaker child care earn CPI safe social media bus New Zeland poker master conference presentation australia baby boomers google university degree purpose christianity suburbs baby names HSC goal CBD high density living belief criminal ultimo challenge Northern beaches Event priorities tertiary education workforce demographic suburb bondi teach manly relational omnibus staff nfp faith rain economy church home owner moreton bay housing trends Crime Rates trends of 2017 1968 society trends families forecasting 23 million ACT Gen X insight relevant baby name infographic wall Australian Bureau of Statistics SMART education office opening James Ward video sector wide study learner office Australian Families internship communicate Hills Shire Council urban teaching learning thrive weather Assistant Store Manager grave decision royal family the changing face of toys Wagga Wagga divorce Australian Census meals story PSI baby names australia report education sector census fail sydneycity small business population capital city sydney event Australian Home NBRS Architecture focus group princess charlotte seasons speakers personalities national crime rates national private wealth global financial crisis investment wealth and income distribution conference speaker pyrmont village social enquiry gen alpha young people TDE wedding responsive area Northern Beaches 2014 mortgage news generational trends know the times consumerism Tuesday Trends conference future-proof "know the times" research cica schools the hills NSW population growth kate middleton overcast Love micro apartments winter blues researcher NBRS real communication youth unemployment Queensland future budget list waverton ipswich qualitative research australian communities trends report 1975 shifts Sydney workplace culture marrickville cloudy days skills repayments aged care research data educhat demographic transformations trends of 2016 Tuesday Trend 2017 eliane Christmas presents summer Australian Communities Trends changing face of sydney australian communities forum men baby name predictions workplace sports education future report royal baby apartment norwest potts point media release builders workshop Netflix hornsby Skilling career crime FPA Adelaide names case study resource professional development Do It Yourself storytelling schools students forecast sun typical australian Canberra baby Channel Seven post rationalism visual trend tuesday shopper's pick VET sector wide prince george report women blaxland commute lifestyle innovative mateship global digital Christmas season curiosity debt mythbusters wealth social local millionth trends collaborative dream entrepreneurs of today wages coffee Population Clock house price rise Wellington ACF product teacher public speaking geomapping millenials survey newspaper student VIC renting alpha FOMO hopes panel internships outsourcing 40 million micro business research pack faux-cilising 2015 WA professional services earnings rich pharmacies resilience authenticity train System's Architect Geoff Brailey The Daily Edition networking winter ashley fell SA ageing population going out 2016 census results victoria engage woolworths research report Australian Trends Births living suburban living low density visualisation snapshot etiquette forum group celebration cash research visualisation Education Future Forum future proof training work Duchess of Cambridge Hornsby Shire Council Generation X townhouses ideas unemployment Royals survey design paying to work life social trends balance sector easy rider events income education future home ownership Mark McCrindle social issues 24,000,000 business index baby name trends anzac deloitte social researcher car transport retirement TAS house price Research Executive gen z insights media commentary public holiday Deaths cars medicine grandparents energy average Australian innovation cancelling event shopping demographics wage sentiments social commentator land of the middle class salary plans community selfie not-for-profit census 2016 Northern Beaches Christian School annual income hello fresh Financial Planning Association of Australia GPO global generations high school consumer rising house prices happiness friends NEETs personal growth Bathburst high density apartments Real Estate Institute of Victoria megatrends socialites participants baby boom in depth interviews slideshare royal influence online shopping 2020 demography leadership Northern Territory clothing The ABC of XYZ local community unaffordable capital cities generation parenting South Australia hills shire data analyst tuesday proactive VET sector trend average sydneysider wealth and income emerging technologies father's day easter SRE rise of local home impact volunteers divorce rate emerging trends Tasmania charity follow long weekend dare to dream learning styles office space school economic public speaker sydneysider neutral bay future of shopping holiday cultural diversity non profit data ACF 2016 World Water Day Charlotte Andrew Duffin tableau daily commute housing growth investor Australian communities communities mccrindle research Sydney keynote speaker socialising housing christian rent DESTEL employment cost moderators guide poor market research cost of living 2016 census New Zealand social lives millennials Melbourne state careers cold world youth day travelling demographic trends social life city IT Specialists mccrindle tea marketing education research commuters NT debate Queensland: QLD increasing densification faux-ciliser financial fears identity daily telegraph australians staying home more baby names report motivate REIV Conference entrepreneur sunny days not for profit optimistic community event ease of travel January 26th ethnography children Australia Day 2017 domestic affordable urban taskforce 2016 media activity mccrindle award politics breakfast financial dreams presentations apartments graphs national wealth McCrindle Speakers darwin entrepreneurial mother's day Work place household stay home change youth Western Australia marriage vegetarian in the media Wodonga states Australian schools spend trends analyst year 12 pharmacy Australian Population growth define sydney hills emerging generations the average aussie spirituality Macquarie University conferences offenders technology professional New South Wales tattoos ferry dessert environmental scanning ageing REIV National Conference sydneysiders gender property market educated staying in 2012 parents Generation Y school satisfaction culturally diverse Financial Planning Association Res Vis leader friendship sunburnt country households organisational culture social research ABS social commentary residents buildings shopping centre 1994 financial future focus groups keynote speaker teachers Channel 7 urban living new york times learn Aussie Vocational education logan recap the australian dream population milestone community engagement statistics wealth distribution Caregiver young australians school students population map Australia Day Scouts australian social research intern mover and shaker mining boom financial independence jobs mentor generation Z the hills shire generation alpha food goals equip Australian demographics event social shifts program social researchers